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ASKING PRICE $1,089,000

SELLING PRICE $1,240,614

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $550,000 (2002); $155,135 (1993)

TAXES $6,039 (2013)


LISTING AGENTS Sue Mills and Sarah O'Neill, Royal LePage Signature Realty

The Action: At the end of February, this detached, three-bedroom residence was just one of two properties for sale in and around Leaside. While the other home sold for less than its $1.049-million list price sometime after its offer date, this one quickly reeled in five bids, including one $151,000 over the asking price.

What They Got: Over the past decade, this 85-year-old house was improved in various ways, including a custom kitchen opened up and outfitted with hardwood floors, white cabinetry, a granite island and peninsula overlooking the dining area and sky-lit family room addition with double doors to a new deck and hot tub.

There is a formal living room with a gas fireplace in the 1,548-square-foot dwelling, but a more casual 979-sq. ft. basement waterproofed and redone with a carpeted theatre, play room and second bathroom with heated floors.

A double garage on the 23-by-135-foot lot is located off a laneway.

The Agent's Take: "This Leaside neighbourhood has an incredible community feel; it's almost like a village within a city," says agent Sue Mills. "It has access to parks, excellent schools, shops and restaurants along Bayview, which all make it a really special and wonderful place for families."

The home style and space were just as notable. "It was beautifully renovated and ready for a family to move into," Ms. Mills adds. "It's really unusual in this neighbourhood to have that much space for a young family and how they live their lives."

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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